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Hockey Development Committee

The Hockey Development Committee (HDC) was formed back in the winter and spring of 2009 by a group of coaches trying to make OYHA the best place for hockey in Wisconsin.  The HDC is a subcommittee that reports to the Youth Hockey Committee for all of its work.  

The HDC oversees tryouts, coaching, on and off-ice hockey development, coaching development and much more.

The HDC consists of:


Alan Atchison (Committee Co-Chair)

Vince Farina  (Committee Co-Chair)

Nick Norppa (goalie coordinator)

Jason Slutzky

Nicholas Siler

Peter Braatz

Greg Fernandez

Jimmy Papachristou 


Level Representatives:

Each level of OYHA has its own dedicated HDC Representative that you can contact to discuss any issue or ask any questions you might have.  You are always free to approach any HDC member about any issue but it is best if you contact your level representative as a start if at all possible.

Level Reps for 2022/23 Season:

LTP (Mini Mites): Greg Fernandez

8U (Mites): Alan Atchison

10U (Squirts) : Nick Siler

12U (Pee Wee) : Vince Farina

14U (Bantam) : Jason Slutzky

GIRLS TEAMS : Jimmy Papachristou



HDC Meetings are open to any members of the OYHA.  If you would like to speak at a meeting or have an issue addressed, you must contact the HDC Chair and have your item added to the agenda.  Due to the sensitive nature of some issues discussed, portions of our meetings may be held in closed session to protect the privacy of those involved.

HDC Meetings are typically held the second Monday of the month at 7pm at the OIC Meeting room.